Pretty Little Liars: Songs of Experience
June 17, 2015 5:32 AM - Season 6, Episode 3 - Subscribe

The girls’ lives have been turned upside down by their captivity and each one of them is looking for answers to make sense of their ordeal. Aria focuses on Andrew by trying to figure out who this boy really is while Emily tries to connect with a new friend. Spencer is on a mission to get answers about Charles from Ali and Jason. Hanna wants to bring the four friends back together so they can move past what happened in the Dollhouse. Meanwhile, a new friend tries to help Alison find the courage to start anew.

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posted by Bulgaroktonos (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm really glad they actually addressed the creepy shocks game with each other; that needed to happen or it was going to haunt them forever.

Poor Sara Harvey! Not easy being her. Do you think she and Emily are going to date or is she just going to be adopted by Emily's mom? I really like that relationship, actually, how Emily's mom is defensive and sympathetic and angry on her behalf.

What is up with that doll at which Aria keeps staring? Do you think it's related to her room in the dollhouse? It seems like we might get more information about that next week.

Worst part of the episode: Spencer taking that pill. God, can't we just drop this stupid retconned nonsense?

Best part of the episode: Mr. Biscuit, obviously. Everything that has ever happened in this show previously was just leading up to the marvel that is Mr. Biscuit.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:43 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh, other best part of the episode: Ali and Jason being on the same team. He seems like a good person who is always in a lot of pain and they have been so standoffish with each other for basically their whole lives and seeing them confronting their father (or "father") together was great. I think there were some nice relationships developed in this episode.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:45 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Mr. Biscuit forever. Mr. Biscuit is the best.

Poor Sara Harvey! Not easy being her. Do you think she and Emily are going to date or is she just going to be adopted by Emily's mom? I really like that relationship, actually, how Emily's mom is defensive and sympathetic and angry on her behalf.

It's a new female character who is close to Emily; the odds they wind up dating are very high. Anyway, I do love her relationship with Emily's mom. They're good together.

Oh and again with Spencer and the pills. Cut it out show.

I'm guessing we'll learn something about that doll soon, but I'm also thinking we'll get bits and pieces of what they were going through in The Dollhouse, building up to the summer finale.

I'm also generally impressed with the show for actually looking like it's going to be revealing things. Usually in the aftermath of one of their big reveals there's a lull and nothing new is uncovered, but #SummerofAnswers is looking like it might be a real thing. Of course because I'm hopeful, I'm also sure that Ali, Jason, and her father are all about to die before whatever he's telling them comes out.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:01 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

No because she was talking to them on the "next time on" bit and we learn SOMETHING about what Mr. DiLaurentis says.

Do you think we'll return to the Bethany stuff at all? Maybe she and Charles were in Radley together and that's why Mrs. DiLaurentis visited her, to talk about Charlie?

It's also odd that Mr. DiLaurentis (and Mrs. DiLaurentis when she was alive) didn't talk about Charlie AT ALL and even took all the photos out of the album. That's super weird; why do you do something like that when you have a kid? If he died, you'd think you'd keep the photos and stuff, and he was young enough that even if he killed someone or something you wouldn't just destroy all the memories of him (except the photo in the button jar I guess).
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:16 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yeah I think there must be something more than just him being dead. It doesn't make sense to pretend he doesn't exist. At a minimum he must have hurt someone, but even then, I feel like there's something else to explain it. We're assuming he was in Radley for a while, too? Right? That feels like something that should have happened.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:21 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yeah, definitely not feeling the Spencer/pills thing. If we have to have another big addiction-rehab-sobriety arc with her, I will chew off one of my fingers.

On Sara Harvey: What do y'all think about the possibility of her being Red Coat? The idea makes a lot of sense to me, though i wouldn't go so far as to guess whether her participation in Charles's schemes was wholly voluntary, wholly coerced, or somewhere in-between. At any rate, I'm pretty sure it was her voice on the P.A. announcements down in the dollhouse. (And I hope to God they don't have her get together with Emily. Poor Em's been through enough.)

IMO, we're definitely getting some Bethany pretty soon, because we're starting to learn about things depicted in Bethany's drawings: (1) The little boy taken away while his sister watches, and (2) potentially dangerous secrets in Mrs. DiLaurentis's garden. (Recall that Ali handed Spencer a spade, because some of Mrs. D's hiding places were among her plantings.)

On throwing a child down the memory hole: I agree that it is really weird, however it seems to fit a DiLaurentis family pattern: In Season 4, Mrs. D told Emily that Mr. D wanted to box up all traces of Ali and put her loss behind him, and that her refusal to do so was one of the reasons he filed for divorce.
[And given that, the two-yellow-dresses thing reads a bit differently: IMO, it now seems more likely that dress#2 was for a kid Mr. D knows about and wants to forget, rather than a kid Mrs. D has been concealing all along. (Alas, that does make me worry that Mrs. Pterodactyl's fears about an evil, trans antagonist are going to prove true.)]

I DEFINITELY grooved on Ali and Jason working as a team. I also love the fact that they boldly strode up to the person who had the information they wanted and refused to be manipulated or lied to. It really felt like those characters took a step toward growing up, and it was beautifully handled.

Aria's doll made me think of both the doll of Charles's that they burned and the dolls in the creepy, abandoned children"s wing at Radley (which we know Aria was seen.) And speaking of: I'm guessing that we'll be getting some Radley reveals fairly soon. Between the news about the Radley sale and the fact that Charles's shock game was an obvious riff on the Milgram experiment, it seems like Charles may have a significant connection to the place-- which is not surprising given that Charles's apparent analog in the books had a strong Radley connection too. (SIDENOTE: Do not ever read the books. So bad; lord, so very, very bad.) And if we get Radley reveals, maybe we'll get some Wren/Dr. Palmer reveals too, which would be keen.

And finally: YAY MR. BISCUIT!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 11:29 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

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